PURPOSE OF POSITION: RCMA’s Development and Community Relations Department (DCR) supports RCMA’s mission by strengthening RCMA’s relationships with donors, community partners, alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and numerous other private institutions, raising public awareness, and increasing private philanthropy, which supports RCMA’s growth and reputation.
Corporate and foundation giving currently makes up the largest portion of RCMA’s private contributions. The Corporations and Foundations Associate supports the success of RCMA’s DCR Team by working with staff from throughout the organization to identify and attract funding through corporate and foundation grants, contributions, and strategic partnerships.
The Corporations and Foundations Development Associate actively supports all discovery, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and communications related activities of the DCR team. The Associate must possess strong critical thinking, writing and communication skills and should be able to perform in-depth research of funding opportunities, analyses of competitive positioning, proposal development, impact reporting, and some administrative functions. This position plays an integral role in RCMA’s effort to secure resources for its immigration program, charter schools and child development centers and other projects and priorities that are in alignment with RCMA’s strategic plan.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include, but are not limited to the following:
With the Director of Development, define goals, objectives, and metrics for RCMA’s corporations and foundations fundraising strategy.
Manage grant portfolios for corporate and foundation prospects and donors, including grant writing and impact reporting responsibilities.
Conduct research to identify corporate and foundation prospects, for both the organization as a whole and for specific programs, projects and exhibits that align with RCMA’s mission and strategic priorities.
Support the strengthening and building of RCMA’s relationships with existing and new corporate and foundation funders through regular communication and individualized cultivation and stewardship strategies.
Set up relationship building meetings for Executive Director and Director of Development with corporate and foundation officials.
Lead all aspects of creating and submitting corporate and foundation grant proposals, including coordinating with staff responsible for implementing grants, writing of letters of inquiry, writing proposals, preparation of supporting documentation, drafting and collection of required attachments, keeping track of award letters, reporting deadlines, successful grant implementation, coordination of final reports.
Communicate with corporations and foundations in a timely and effective manner, leveraging a range of media tools, phone, email, and face-to-face interactions.
Coordinate site visits and tours with appropriate RCMA for corporate and foundation partners.
Facilitate timely collection of data and resources from key program staff to develop proposals and stewardship reports.
Accurately input data and manage the donor database RCMA’s raisers edge to ensure timely and accurate information is available.
Maintain the agency’s public grants and private contracts spreadsheet and calendar up to date.
Maintain regular reporting and reconcile income reports with the finance and contracts management teams.
Support and coordinate activities, events and projects related to community relations and development. Participate in RCMA events and programs, including those held on evenings and weekends.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
REQUIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: A Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent. A minimum of 5-10 years of a proven track record of success in corporate and foundation fundraising.
REQUIRED CORE AND JOB COMPETENCIES:
Accuracy and attention to detail
Self-motivation and learning drive
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a larger team
Written and oral communication skills
Time management skills
Knowledge of Databases, Blackbaud preferred
Must have a current FL Driver’s License and a driving record that meets RCMA’s Acceptable
Must be at least 21 years old.
Able to work flexible hours, occasional evenings and varying daytime shifts during weekdays.
Some weekend work required.
Desirable experience and skills:
Work in nonprofit organizations
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Send application and/or resumes & cover letter to:
Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Gloria Moorman, Director of Development
RCMA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able must be able to perform each essential duty element satisfactorily while exercising independent judgment and discretion under the general supervision of the Director of Development. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The individual must meet age, medical, moral, character and any other requirements as defined by Florida Statutes.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Established in 1965, RCMA is the largest non-profit provider of quality early childhood education and family-support services in the state of Florida. RCMA serves people in rural areas living in poverty, primarily migrant and agriculture working families. RCMA operates 66 child development centers, three charter schools and partners with 19 family child care homes, and several afterschool care programs in 21 Florida counties. We employ 1700 people and provide child care and education to more than 6,500 children each year.